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Acts of Godfrey


Stars: Simon Callow, Harry Enfield, Iain Robertson, Doon Mackichan, Celia Imrie, Myfanwy Waring, Shobu Kapoor, Demetri Goritsas

Director: Johnny Daukes

Writer-director Dauke’s debut feature first finds Robertson stark naked outside a hotel and becomes weirder by the moment. And all in rhyming couplets as well!

A film in verse?

That sounds perverse.

It’s certainly bizarre.

And often goes too far.

But should you want to be kind

And really don’t mind

A plot filled with holes

Callow in multiple roles

Enfield at his worst

Even worse than the verse

With characters so odd

You accept Callow as God

Crooks peddling pills

for men's sexual ills

Then Dauke’s first movie

Could be mistaken for groovy

It’s certainly more daft

Than a gryphon on a raft

But if you enjoy rhyme

And passing the time

In the cinema’s safe charm

Without lasting harm

It’s definitely unique

If essentially a freak.

Alan Frank

UK 2012. UK Distributor: Guerrilla Films. Colour.
84 minutes. Not widescreen. UK certificate: 15.

Guidance ratings (out of 3): Sex/nudity 1, Violence/Horror 0, Drugs 2, Swearing 0.

Review date: 22 Jan 2012